About the Doctors
Dr. Mary Lavin and Dr. Christopher Mooradian
with their children, Sarah and Emily
Choosing your Doctor
When searching for any physician to work with, the challenge is to find someone that you can talk to; someone you can trust to help maintain your health and well-being. We truly believe that you can stop looking, because Dr. Mary Lavin and Dr. Christopher Mooradian are the Chiropractic team you have been searching for! With close to twenty years of service to Greater New London County, Drs. Christopher Mooradian and Mary Lavin have earned a reputation in the community as being THE Chiropractic Physicians you would want to help you on your journey back to health.
Patients at Eastern Shore Chiropractic Center have come to expect and truly appreciate our commitment to excellence and quality in health care. Your relief from pain, return to usual activities and eventual restoration to a healthy lifestyle are the priorities and goals of this health care team. If they are unable to obtain satisfactory results, they will rely on their established relationships with many medical physicians and specialists for additional testing or second opinion as needed.
Let's tell you a little bit more about our doctors.
Our Chiropractic Team
Perhaps the first thing you should know is that Dr. Christopher Mooradian and Dr. Mary Lavin are a team both in and out of the office. After graduating from The National College of Chiropractic, they married in 1986 and then spent a year as Associate Physicians in Virginia. Upon returning to Connecticut in 1987, they opened a joint practice in New London followed in 1988 by a satellite office in Mystic. They currently reside in East Lyme, Connecticut with their two children, Sarah and Emily and their dog Gracie.
Although the doctors graduated from the same Chiropractic College , they have over the years developed different areas of expertise and a wide variety of interests that has served to complement each other’s strengths. This has allowed them to provide their patients with accurate diagnostic skills, a wide variety of treatment options, and extensive information on good nutrition, diet, home exercise and rehabilitation.
Both doctors have a well-established referral base in the medical community, and they do not hesitate to refer out, or co-manage a condition, if it is in the best interest of their patients. While there is no question that this is a great Chiropractic team, you might want to meet the doctors individually to learn more about them.
Dr. Mary Lavin
position, she moved to Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Christopher Mooradian, to open the Eastern Shore Chiropractic Center of New London in 1987.
In 1982, Dr. Mary Lavin graduated from Union College in Schenectady , New York with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. Choosing a career in noninvasive, natural medicine, she continued her education at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, graduating in 1986 as a Doctor of Chiropractic, while also earning a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology, and completing a 100 hour acupuncture postgraduate degree.
After successfully completing state license examinations in Virginia, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut, she began her career as a Chiropractic Physician in Hampton, Virginia, in the office of Dr. Burt Rubin.
Following this one-year associate
Dr. Mary Lavin
Practicing for over 20 years, Dr. Lavin has continued her education, with over 600 hours additional postgraduate training in orthopedics and sports medicine. Whether she is working with student athletes, weekend warriors or active seniors, her passion is helping patients achieve their potential at home, work and at play.
Taking advantage of a flexible work schedule, Dr. Lavin has been able to concentrate on her three primary interests outside of the office: her family, coaching lacrosse, and working with the State Chiropractic Association. With two teenage girls at home, the Mooradian household is often a whirlwind of activity that requires a lot of ‘mom’ attention. Having children that love sports almost as much as she does has allowed Dr. Lavin to become active in ELLA, the East Lyme Lacrosse Association.
She has been a youth lacrosse coach since the program began in 1999, and has been the Director of the Girls Youth Lacrosse Programs in East Lyme since 2002. In working with Connecticut Chiropractic Association, Dr. Lavin has served on the Legislative Committee, and has been elected to serve as local District Director, State Secretary, and currently as the CCA Second Vice President responsible for Legislative Activities. She is an avid reader, and loves to play league tennis at The Lyme Shores Tennis Club.
Dr. Christopher Mooradian
Dr. Christopher Mooradian |
Dr. Chris Mooradian earned his Associates degree in Radiological Technology (AART) in 1978. He worked at Yale New Haven Hospital as an X-Ray Technician while finishing his undergraduate education at Southern CT State University, graduating with a BS in Biology in 1981.
Dr. Mooradian went on to study at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL , graduating in 1985 as a Doctor of Chiropractic, earning a Bachelors Degree in Human Biology, and completing a 100 hour acupuncture post-graduate degree. With State Licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Virginia, Dr. Mooradian decided to start his career
as a Chiropractic Associate in Hampton, Virginia in 1986, before returning to Connecticut with his wife, Dr. Mary Lavin, and opening the Eastern Shore Chiropractic Center in New London in 1987. In practice for over twenty years, Dr. Mooradian has spent extensive time pursuing advanced education in his primary areas of interest- sports medicine and nutrition.
With over 600 hours of postgraduate education in orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Mooradian has been able to offer his patients the latest in corrective and rehabilitative care. He has had extensive postgraduate education in Nutrition, which has allowed him to not only help his patients improve their rates of recovery through nutritional support, but their quality of life as well.
Outside the office, when he is not cheering on his children at lacrosse or soccer games, Dr. Mooradian keeps himself busy with a variety of hobbies, including photography, playing the guitar and most recently, learning to play golf! He is an avid exercise enthusiast, and can often be spotted running the treadmill at Work Out World in Waterford.
We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help speed your recovery, improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience. Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.
The primary adjusting techniques we use include:
After identifying which spinal bones have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is administered to free up “stuck” joints.
This is a system of spinal evaluation combined with a handheld adjusting instrument that delivers a consistent, low-force thrust.
Thompson Drop Technique
Thompson technique is a system of analysis and a special table that reduces the amount of energy needed to adjust your spine.
This non-force approach uses a special table so we can traction your spine, relieving pressure to compressed spinal discs and facet joints.